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Sport Big Buck's wins in 2012 at Cheltenham, where he returns on Saturday after missing last year

Big Buck’s is back. More than a year after effortlessly extending his unbeaten sequence to 18, the four-time World Hurdle winner returns to Cheltenham for the Cleeve Hurdle on trials day to great fanfare and the delight of everyone connected with the sport.

Williams finds silver lining in Bleu

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Denman defies his doubters with fresh Hennessy heroics

Nicholls' resurgent Gold Cup contender shrugs off heart problems in style

Henderson hails Theatre's action

Trainer full of praise for novice's jumping as his odds are cut for the Arkle Trophy

Le Bon to light up stage at Newbury

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Nicholls rejects Denman's chances

Trainer claims favourite for Hennessy Gold Cup will only contest 'fourth or fifth'

Henderson in trim for major weekend

Trainer's string hitting top form as Barbers Shop and Binocular focus on big prizes

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150,000 orphan and poor children taken to colonies as 'white stock' suffered years of institutional brutality

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Gold Cup champion primed for pair of races before his Cheltenham defence in March

Bindoon Boys Town: The sad truth behind Britain's lost children

Australia is to apologise for the appalling treatment meted out to thousands of boys and girls shipped to its shores as orphans

Australia's apology to transported children

Thousands sent from UK to Australia for better life were abused and enslaved

Boxing: Witter fails in world title bid

It looks like the long and distinguished career of Junior Witter is over after he quit at the end of round eight of his vacant World Boxing Council light-welterweight fight in what will surely be his last chance to win a world title.

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